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[movies]Exodus: Buckeye Style - Mark Cohen
An audio documentary from 1979 that first aired on WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio, about advocacy efforts in Ohio and elsewhere in the rust belt to gain passage of state laws to cushion the impacts on workers, their families and communities caused when major employers move their operations south or abroad in search of cheaper production costs.
Keywords: plant closing; Governor Rhodes; Ohio Public Interest Campaign
Downloads: 1,814
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #149 - Mark Cohen
REP. DONNA EDWARDS ON CORPORATE FREE SPEECH, HEALTH CARE, WALL STREET, OIL SPILLS, IMMIGRATION, AFGHANISTAN AND OBAMA Completing her first full term in Congress, Maryland Democrat Donna Edwards has earned a national reputation and following as someone who does her homework and speaks her mind. She rejoins us to chat about, among other topics, her constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Courtâs recent ruling in Citizens United that corporations enjoy the First Amendment right to spending...
Keywords: politics; health care; oil spill; drilling; Afghanistan; immigration; juvenile justice; Vietnam; reconciliation; war; poetry; harmonies
Downloads: 7,639
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #148 - Mark Cohen
This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: BP GLOBAL MOVES A US SOLAR PANEL PLANT TO ASIA: ARE WE READY TO COMPETE IN THE EMERGING GREEN ECONOMY? Even as the Obama administration has launched a substantial green energy program as part of the stimulus plan, BP Global recently announced plans to shut down its solar panel manufacturing facility near Frederick, Maryland and move the operation to China and India. Which raises the question, is the US ready to compete for a significant share of the growing global...
Keywords: Arts; human rights; footbal; Steelers: Pittsbrgh: Rooney; solar; China; green jobs; poetry; singer-songwriter; corrections; book club
Downloads: 3,018
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #147 - Mark Cohen
WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE, IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE FAILING⦠UNIONS ARE FINGERED FOR CODDLING BAD TEACHERS⦠RANDI WEINGARTEN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, HAS A PLAN⦠THE DRUG WAR IS NO LONGER HEADLINES⦠BUT OVERFLOWING PRISONS TESTIFY THEREâS BEEN NO CEASE FIRE⦠WHAT TO DO? WE CHAT WITH NKECHI TAIFA OF THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE ⦠A CLIMATE BILL WAS TOUGH GOING IN THE SENATE BEFORE THE GOP VICTORY IN MASSACHUSETTS⦠NOW WHAT ...
Keywords: school reform; teachers; unions; crack; cocaine; disparity; climate; cap and trade; cap and dividend; poetry; roots music; acoustic; traditional
Downloads: 1,462
[movies]The Coffee House #146 - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: GETTING BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT With joblessness hovering around 10 percent, large numbers of people are trying to get by on unemployment insurance, but many other qualify who donât apply. For tips on navigating the UI system, we turn to Courtney Chappell of the DC Employment Justice Center. (Host: Fred Feinstein) THE CASE AGAINST ARTIFICIAL TURF SOCCER FIELDS As the youth soccer booms spreads across the country, grass fields that were once only...
Keywords: unemployment; insurance; artificial turf; Hip-Hop; dance; poetry; roots music
Downloads: 1,556
[movies]The Coffee House #146.mpeg - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: With unemployment hovering at ten ten percent, more and more people are relying on unemployment insurance to help make ends meet. But it is a very complicated system. Courtney Chappell of the DC Employment Justice Center offers some tips. (Host: Fred Feinstein) Youth soccer has exploded in America and that explosion has put the quality of fields to a major test. Many gress fields have suffered from overuse...
Keywords: jobs; unemployment artificial turf; dance; Hip Hop; roots music; poetry
Downloads: 599
[movies]The Coffee House #144.mpeg - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION Tom Perez, the newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, inherits a Division that was highly politicized under the Bush Administration. The antidote, says Perez, is to really listen to the career prosecutors in the Division and to enforce all laws, not just the ones that a particular administration favors ideologically...
Keywords: justice; Chesapeake Bay; poetry; juveniles; music
Downloads: 1,436
[movies]Brian Gilmore poem - Mark Cohen
"the george holliday rodney king video (directorâs cut)"
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 693
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE #144 - Mark Cohen
This month on The Coffee House: A POWERFUL NEW FORCE FOR CHANGE IN CONGRESS Elected to Congress in 2008, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) has quickly emerged as a national voice for progressive health care reform and for a closer look at our goals and exit strategy in Afghanistan. A member of the Science and Technology Committee, Rep. Edwards discusses the efficacy of carbon sequestration as a solution for climate change...
Keywords: legislation; health care; Afghanistan; gardening; nuclear power; climate change; poetr; music
Downloads: 802
[movies]The Coffee House Promo (30 sec.) - Mark Cohen
A 30 second promotional video for The Coffee House TV show.
Keywords: video; promotion
Downloads: 224
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE - September 2009 - Mark Cohen
HEALTH CARE REFORM: YES WE CAN? Barack Obama took office with plenty of political capital and good will to achieve far-reaching health care reform. But he spent heavily on the financial bail-out and stimulus plan. Special interests, with the help of Republicans and grassroots right-wing activists, saw blood in the water. With Democrats split between House versus Senate, Progressives versus Blue Dogs, can health care reform be saved? And what would constitute victory? Merrill Goozner, author and ...
Keywords: health care; utilities; film; labor; poetry; art; recesssion; rockabilly
Downloads: 1,211
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_142 - Mark Cohen
This month on THE COFFEE HOUSE: EINSTEIN 3: THE RETURN OF BIG BROTHER It's called "Einstein 3" but critics contend it should be called "Orwell 2" instead. It is a pilot program, soon to be rolled out, intended to secure government computer networks against intrusion and hacking. But unlike its predecessors Einstein 1 & 2, that scanned for malicious code by studying network traffic patterns, Jesselyn Radack, Homeland Security director at the Government Accountability Project, notes that Einstein ...
Keywords: surveillance; secrecy; justice; prosecution; Blues; tuition; poetry
Downloads: 887
[movies]tch_141a - Mark Cohen
WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠WHY THE CONTROVERSY OVER PRESIDENT OBAMAâS MODERATE NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT? WE CHAT WITH LAW PROFESSOR AND BLOGGER DARREN HUTCHINSON⦠THE PRESIDENT HAS STEPPED IN TO REVIVE THE NATIONâS LARGEST ESTUARY, THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. BUT WILL IT MATTER? WE TALK WITH FRED TUTMAN, PATUXENT RIVERKEEPER⦠ALSO⦠THE STORY OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN GEORGIA⦠AS TOLD BY CHOREOGRAPER AND PERFORMER CASSIE MEADOR⦠WEâVE GOT A GRANT MCLEMAN VE...
Keywords: Sotomayor; Chesapeake Bay; dance; poetry; music; photography
Downloads: 464
[movies]coffeehouse_141_OBB - Mark Cohen
WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠WHY THE CONTROVERSY OVER PRESIDENT OBAMAâS MODERATE NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT? WE CHAT WITH LAW PROFESSOR AND BLOGGER DARREN HUTCHINSON⦠THE PRESIDENT HAS STEPPED IN TO REVIVE THE NATIONâS LARGEST ESTUARY, THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. BUT WILL IT MATTER? WE TALK WITH FRED TUTMAN, PATUXENT RIVERKEEPER⦠ALSO⦠THE STORY OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN GEORGIA⦠AS TOLD BY CHOREOGRAPER AND PERFORMER CASSIE MEADOR⦠WEâVE GOT A GRANT MCLEMAN VE...
Keywords: justice; Chesapeake Bay; choreography; dance; poetry; photography; music
Downloads: 494
[movies]coffeehouse_140 - Mark Cohen
Torture and Prosecutorial Discretion As former President George W. Bush once noted, torture is illegal. Thatâs true under both international and US law. So those who order or engage in torture are, objectively speaking, criminals. The International Committee of the Red Cross found that the Bush administration tortured terrorism detainees to wring information out of them. President Obama ordered a halt to these practices...
Keywords: torture; labor law; politics; Maryland; Blues; poetry; photography
Downloads: 442
[movies]coffeehouse_OBB_140 - Mark Cohen
WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE, IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠TORTURE IS AGAINST THE LAW⦠IF ONE ADMINISTRATIONâS OFFICIALS NEVERTHELESS AUTHORIZE THE USE OF TORTURE⦠SHOULD THEY BE PROSECUTED THEIR SUCCESSORS ? WE ASK CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT PROF. STEPHEN VLADECK⦠PRIVATE SECTOR UNION MEMBERSHIP IN THE US HAS DIPPED BELOW 10% OF THE WORKFORCE⦠EMPLOYERS SAY THATâS BECAUSE WORKERS REJECT UNIONS...
Keywords: torture; prosecution; maryland; legislature; EFCA; unions; blues; poetry; photography
Downloads: 501
[movies]tch_139 - Mark Cohen
On this episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: President Obama calls the Israeli-Palestinian relationship "unsustainable". But in light of the factionalism in the Palestinian camp and the election of a right-wing government in Israel, will Obama try -- and succeed in -- pressing the two sides to at last implement a two-state solutionWe speak with Nadia Hijab, senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies...
Keywords: Israel; Palestine: Obama; Nazi; complicity; poetry; music; photography
Downloads: 540
[movies]coffeehouse_139 - Mark Cohen
Run-Down of Episode #139 (April 2009): PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS THE PRESENT RELATIONSHIP UNSUSTAINABLE⦠WITH PALESTINIANS DIVIDED AND ISRAELIS ELECTING A RIGHT-WING GOVERNMENT, WE ASK NADIA HAJIB OF THE INSTITUTE FOR PALESTINE STUDIES, CAN WE GET TO A SUSTAINABLE MIDDLE EAST? SON OF SURVIVORS, EDWIN BLACK CONTINUES HIS SERIES OF INVESTIGATIVE BOOKS ON HOW THE HOLOCAUST COULD HAVE HAPPENED â IN NAZI NEXUS, HE SUMS UP THAT HITLERâS RACIAL IDEOLOGY AND KEY TECHNOLOGY WERE STAMPED âMADE IN THE US...
Keywords: Middle East; Obama; Holocaust; corporate complicity; homeless; photography; poetry; a cappella
Downloads: 601
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_138 - Mark Cohen
This month on THE COFFEE HOUSE: SPYING ON NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS â¦NOT JUST A THING OF THE PAST. WE TALK WITH DAVID ROCAH, STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE ACLU OF MARYLAND ABOUT THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE⦠SHOULD LOCAL POLICE REPORT ARRESTED IMMIGRANTS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FOR POSSIBLE DEPORTATION? ITâS A GROWING TREND THAT CONCERNS MICHELLE MENDEZ OF THE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP, CASA OF MARYLAND⦠YOU â TAXPAYER â HAVE INVESTED HEAVILY IN THE RECOVERY ...
Keywords: protest; dissent; surveillance; immigration; deportaton; foreclosres; REOs; banks; art; music; poetry
Downloads: 349
[movies]coffeehouse_Mary_Kane_138 - Mark Cohen
What happens when banks send a foreclosure notice, the owners vacate, but rather than foreclose, the bank instead sits on the property? Sometimes it hastens the destruction of neighborhoods, explains Mary Kane, economics reporter for the Washington Independent.
Keywords: real estate; REO; foreclosure; banks; mortgage
Downloads: 316
[movies]coffeehouse_Michelle_Mendez_138 - Mark Cohen
Michelle Mendez, staff attorney with the immigrant rights group CASA of Maryland, discusses the recent raids by ICE searching for undocumented workers and the increasing cooperation of local governments with federal immigration enforcement.
Keywords: immigration; enforcement
Downloads: 249
[movies]coffeehouse_David_Rocah_138 - Mark Cohen
David Rocah, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland, discusses the controversy over spying on non-violent protesters by the Maryland State Police and the US Department of Homeland Security, and the debate over legislative proposals meant to ensure that such unfounded surveillance isn't repeated.
Keywords: protest; dissent; surveillance
Downloads: 246
[movies]coffeehouse_Jon_Carroll_138 - Mark Cohen
GRAMMY/WAMMIE winner Jon Carroll and son Ben perform two original tunes.
Keywords: music
Downloads: 304
[movies]coffeehouse_Angie_Chuang_138 - Mark Cohen
Angie Chuang's "On Lunch Break From Building the Chinese Garden"
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 262
[movies]coffeehouse_Thomas_Sayers_Ellis_138 - Mark Cohen
Thomas Sayers Ellis's "Ways To Be Black in a Poem"
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 222
[movies]coffeehouse_138_obb - Mark Cohen
Here's what's on the March 2009 episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: SPYING ON NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS â¦NOT JUST A THING OF THE PAST. WE TALK WITH DAVID ROCAH, STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE ACLU OF MARYLAND ABOUT THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE⦠SHOULD LOCAL POLICE REPORT ARRESTED IMMIGRANTS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FOR POSSIBLE DEPORTATION? ITâS A GROWING TREND THAT CONCERNS MICHELLE MENDEZ OF THE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP, CASA OF MARYLAND⦠YOU â TAXPAYER â HAVE INVE...
Keywords: surveillance; civil liberties; immigrants; raids; foreclosures; REOs; poetry; art; music
Downloads: 276
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Kate_Rooth - Mark Cohen
Kate Rooth of Greenpeace USA talks about a forthcoming mass civil disobedience protest against so-called "clean coal" and global warming.
Keywords: coal; global warming; civil disobedience
Downloads: 536
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Sharyn_Tejani - Mark Cohen
Sharyn Tejani of the National Partnership for Women and Families discusses the passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Keywords: women; equality; pay equity
Downloads: 260
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Robert_Scott - Mark Cohen
Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute discusses the scope of the global recession and the impact that the Obams stimulus plan may have.
Keywords: economy; recession; stimulus
Downloads: 218
[movies]coffeehouse_137_OBB - Mark Cohen
A billboard for episode 137: The global recession and how to respond with Dr. Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute: The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act impact with Sharyn Tejani of the National Partnership for Women and Families; can coal be made to burn cleanly with Kare Rooth of Greenpeace USA; a Sam Kittner photo essay on the inauguration of President Barack Obama; poetry by Kwame Alexaner and music by ilyAIMY.
Keywords: recession; economy; equal pay; discrimination; coal; climate; inauguration; poetry; music
Downloads: 300
[movies]coffeehouse_137_ilAIMY - Mark Cohen
The percussion-oriented folk-rock trio, ilAIMY.
Keywords: music
Downloads: 242
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Kwame_Alexander - Mark Cohen
Poet Kwame Alexander ponders "The Corn Rows Crowning Your Spirit."
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 212
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Obama_inaugural - Mark Cohen
Excerpts from President Obama's Inaugural Address are set to photos by Sam Kittner, www.kittner.com.
Keywords: Obama; inauguration; photography
Downloads: 205
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Devon_Chaffee1 - Mark Cohen
THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES REPORT ON BUSH TORTURE PRACTICES & POLICIES It began with a presidential determination that the U.S. need not observe Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention regarding abuse of al Queda and Taliban detainees, and it quickly morphed into an interrogation methodology mirroring that employed by Chinese Communists against American soldiers in Korea. But it was neither humane nor effective, argues Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First...
Keywords: torture; human rights; Bush; Rumsfeld; Obama
Downloads: 228
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Dan_Marcus - Mark Cohen
REFORMING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: WHAT IS TO BE DONE? The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, which issues legal opinions to the Executive Branch, provided the Bush Administration with the legal rationale for its torture practices and, perhaps, a legal safe harbor from prosecution. In its firing of nine U.S. attorneys, critics charge that the Bush Justice Department elevated political loyalty over professionalism...
Keywords: Justice; torture; U.S. attorneys
Downloads: 199
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Roxanne_Brown - Mark Cohen
A Blue Green Alliance aims to turn the stimulus package into a green jobs boom. This will be explored at a February 2009 conference in Washington, DC, "Good Jobs, Green Jobs." Among the conference organizers if Roxanne Brown of the Steelworkers Union.
Keywords: labor; jobs; green; climate
Downloads: 197
[movies]coffeehouse_136_obb - Mark Cohen
Opening billboard for The Coffee House #136, featuring Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First about the "Torture Report"; 9/11 Commission and former associate attorney general Dan Marcus on needed changes at the US Justice Department; Steelworkers union's Roxanne Brown on the upcoming "Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference" in Washington, DC; poet Greta Ehrig; a book review by Reuben Jackson; and music by Curtis Blues, the one-man blues band.
Keywords: torture; justice; Bush; Obama; stimulus; poetry; music
Downloads: 295
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Reuben_Jackson - Mark Cohen
Reuben Jackson reviews Sheila Weller's book, "Girls Like Us," about musicians Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.
Keywords: singers; songwriters; divas; musicians
Downloads: 241
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Greta_Ehrig - Mark Cohen
Poet Greta Ehrig presents "Two Pink Houses on Swinks Mill Road".
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 294
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Curtis_Blues - Mark Cohen
One-man blues band Curtis Blues performs two songs.
Keywords: blues
Downloads: 310
[movies]coffeehouse_Benjamin_Civiletti_135 - Mark Cohen
Former US Attorney General Benjamin Civilietti, chair of Maryland Commission studying capital punishment in the state, describes the findings of his Commission that there are substantial racial and geographic disparities in the application of the death penalty,and that it is a costly and ineffective deterrent to homicide.
Keywords: death penalty; capital punishment; Maryland
Downloads: 188
[movies]coffeehouse_Stewart_Schwartz_135 - Mark Cohen
Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth on a transportation infrastructure stimulus package for the Obama Administration.
Keywords: stimulus; transportation; highways; ICC
Downloads: 132
[movies]coffeehouse_David_Lightman_135 - Mark Cohen
McClatchy White House correspondent David Lightman discusses the politics and economics of the auto rescue plan.
Keywords: Detroit; cars; bail-out; rescue
Downloads: 143
[movies]coffeehouse_Lea_135 - Mark Cohen
The jazzy sounds of singer-songwriter Lea.
Keywords: jazz; blues; singe-songwriter
Downloads: 172
[movies]coffeehouse_Peace_Mural_135 - Mark Cohen
A preview of artist Anna Huong's "Peace Mural" exhibition.
Keywords: mural; peace
Downloads: 206
[movies]coffeehouse_Glen_Echo_135 - Mark Cohen
Dancing at the historic Glen Echo Park and ballroom in Glen Echo, Maryland.
Keywords: dance; ballroom
Downloads: 201
[movies]coffeehouse_Naomi_Ayala_135 - Mark Cohen
Poet Naomi Ayala's "Window-Shopping".
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 176
[movies]coffeehouse_135_obb - Mark Cohen
On the December 2008 episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: McClatchy's David Lightman on the financial plan to rescue the auto industry. Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth on whether the stimulus package will save faltering highway construction plans. Benjamin Civiletti, chair of the Maryland Commission studying the death penalty presents his Commission's recommendations. A preview of artist Anna Huong's "Peace Mural"...
Keywords: economy; rescue; bail-out; stimulus; highway construction; capital punishment; death penalty; dance; ballroom; Glen Echo; peace; mural; poetry; music
Downloads: 299
[movies]coffeehouse_134_Mike_Podhorzer - Mark Cohen
"Joe the Plumber" represented blue-collar America in John McCain's and the media's depiction of the 2008 electorate. But Mike Podhorzer, deputy political director of the AFL-CIO has crunched the numbers and, it seems, the unionized working class voted overwhelmingly for Obama-Biden. We'll hear organized labor's made the case for the Democratic ticket. (Host: Fred Feinstein)
Keywords: labor; politics; 2008 elections; Obama
Downloads: 215
[movies]coffeehouse_134_Robert_Borosage - Mark Cohen
The groundwork for the Obama znd Democratic victory was being sown for years by progressives who bucked the conservative tide. Robert Borosage of the Campaign for America's Future helped shape a political agenda that may be realized in a new progressive era. He talks about the significance of Obama, the changing electorate, prospects for fundamental change, and the role of advocates in backing the Obama administration when it is in the right and pressuring it when it is not...
Keywords: politics; Obama; electoratel progressives
Downloads: 345
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